Prayers

A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted …

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes on the strain until it breaks; Then all the unattended stress falls in On the mind like an endless, increasing weight, The light in the mind becomes dim. Things you could take in your stride before Now become laborsome events of will. Weariness invades your… Continue reading A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted …

Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 41: Be Still, My Restless Soul …

Something stirred from deep within. I felt it knocking, begging to be acknowledged and released. I could not put a name to it, but something felt awakened after a long period of dormancy. In truth, this gnawing sensation had been building for more than a year, but on the levee that day, I grappled with… Continue reading Desert Day 41: Be Still, My Restless Soul …

Quotes

A Day of Rest …

Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest. — Mark Buchanan from The Holy Wild Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and… Continue reading A Day of Rest …

Poems

The Meadow and Prayer …

As we walk into words that have waited for us to enter them, so the meadow, muddy with dreams, is gathering itself together and trying, with difficulty, to remember how to make wildflowers. Imperceptibly heaving with the old impatience, it knows for certain that two horses walk upon it, weary of hay. The horses, sway-backed… Continue reading The Meadow and Prayer …

Quotes

Deep Down Within The Heart There Is A Stillness Which Is Healing …

Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands. — Elisabeth Elliott God's chief way of acting is by persuasion and patience and long-suffering, not by coercion… Continue reading Deep Down Within The Heart There Is A Stillness Which Is Healing …